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The Needle: Virginia Kids Play Hooky

The Case for Virginia: D.C. and Maryland kids had to go to school today. But those lucky kids in Virginia have an extra week of summer so that they can go on roller coasters. The state has a longstanding law—the Kings Dominion Law, which has survived many legislative battles—that says schools must start after Labor Day to give the tourism industry an extra boost and allow families to spend more money in amusement parks like Kings Dominion. +4

Squiggly Wiggly: Temporary tape striping on a Virginia Highway peeled off, turning them into squiggly lines and leaving many confused Centreville drivers. +3

Burritos for Change: Chipotle will donate 50 percent of the proceeds from meals purchased (well, up to $5,000) at D.C. locations Tuesday to the District's public libraries. However, in order for your money to be donated, you must flash a picture of the advertisement publicizing the campaign. +2

Newsroom Brawl:The Washington Post's Clinton Yates gets into yet another D.C. bar kerfuffle.  And tweets about it. And it gets covered-3

Friday's Needle rating: 27 Today's score: +  Today's Needle rating: 33

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  • john smith

    King's Dominion Law? It's been a tradition for at least 3 decades in my family and we have lived in PWC and went to Catholic and public schools. Besides why ruin summer vacation.

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